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Category: Our Story

The Summer in Summary

As you may know, we set some goals for ourselves this summer – as a community. It’s been an interesting sensation, to set aside a year to grow and develop a leadership team, void of any intentional “work” or “ministry.” We’ve progressively felt more and more like a shaken up…

Launch Party

Here we are, at the close of July. The monsoons have come and gone, Levi has turned one, and Lauren turns 30 tomorrow. One year into having a baby and starting a community I finally feel like we are settling into sustainable rhythms. Levi is sleeping as well as he’s ever…

Summer Plans

We sat at a table next to the mini-baggage claim that transported sushi plates around the restaurant. California roll. Volcano roll. Salmon roll. Pass. Pass. Pass. I was waiting for a jalapeño roll – the deep-fried, cream cheese-filled, jalapeño popper version of sushi. I’ve really grown to love revolving sushi.…

Our Story – April 2018

Squeaking in an update before April is over! It’s been an eventful month for our budding community. One way to sum it up is April felt like the gardener had mistakenly stomped on our fragile little shoot that is our community. As a community, we’ve been moving towards answering questions…

The Alpha Conference

Alpha is an evangelism tool that started in England. Lauren and I actually got to visit the church where it was born when we were in London in 2016. Holy Trinity Brompton is an Anglican community that is abnormal. In stark contrast to the post-Christian context in which they dwell,…

2018 Retreat Recap

We retreated last weekend. And wow, was it fun! We invited David and Kathy Laverick and Shawn and Laura Cardwell, friends from Navah Church, to hang out with us and provide some input, along with my parents. We totally hit the jackpot. Such amazing people to speak into our little…

ASU Campus Worship

Last Sunday we led the first ASU Campus Worship gathering. A bunch of us huddled into the front living room of a house converted into ministry HQ right across the street from Gammage Auditorium. We sang, we shared stories, we prayed together, and we enjoyed God’s generous presence. It was…

A New Open Door

“Looking forward to meeting again on Sunday, Dec. 3, at 6:00 pm. Aslan is on the move!” Ben Sanders commented on the picture above after I posted it on Facebook last night. The last couple months have been fun. We’re getting wrapped up little by little into a sense of…

A Prophetic Letting Go

Lauren shared some prophetic direction she felt the Father lay on her heart a couple weeks ago. She said she felt like everything we were doing was good—the community we’re building, the friendships we’re cultivating, the mission we’re preparing for—but that whatever this ends up being may not be what…